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A limited edition, 7-inch vinyl picture disc of “For The Animals” and “Lucifer,” two brand new tracks from ’s upcoming release, Choice of Weapon, will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21.

“For The Animals” is the first official single from the new album, and reflects the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.  Choice of Weapon, due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl), was written by founding members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, and was co-produced by Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E., Masters of Reality) and Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush, and ’s Platinum-certified Sonic Temple.  Early reviews have been full of praise, with the Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner writing that the new album “feels like the work of the cosmically inclined outfit responsible for such durable records as Love, Electric, and Sonic Temple.”

In support of Choice Weapon, – Astbury, Duffy, bassist Chris Wyse and John Tempesta on drums – will  kick off a world tour on May 25 with a 20-date headline U.S. trek, followed by a three-week tour of Europe.  Dates are below.

Record Store Day is the one day that independently-owned record stores come together to celebrate the art of music, making available special vinyl and CD releases exclusively.  Some 700 independent record stores in the U.S. as well as hundreds of indie record stores around the world, participate in Record Store Day.

 

MAY

25  San Diego, CA- Humphreys By the Bay
26  Las Vegas, NV- M Resort
27  San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore
30  Denver, CO- Ogden Theatre

JUNE

1  Chicago, IL- Congress Theatre
2  Windsor, ON- Great Canadian Beaverfest,RiverfrontFestivalPlaza
3  Pittsburgh, PA- Stage AE – Indoor Stage
5  Boston, MA- House of Blues
7  Buffalo, NY-Erie CanalHarborCentralWharf
8  New York, NY- Terminal 5
9  Hampton Beach, NH- Ballroom
10  Philadelphia, PA- Electric Factory
12  Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore
13   The Norva -Norfolk,VA
15  Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues
16  Orlando, FL- House of Blues
17  Atlanta, GA- The Tabernacle
19  Houston, TX- House of Blues
20  Dallas, TX- House of Blues
22  Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theatre

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

JUNE

28  Belgrade, Serbiz -USCEPark(with Ozzy & Friends)
29   Graz, Austria – Schwarzl Freizeit Zetrum (with GN’R)

JULY

1  Bucharest, Romania- Rock the City Festival (with GN’R, Faith No More)
3  Split, Croatia- Spaladium Arena (headline)
4  Ljubljana, Slovenia- Kino Siska (headline)
7  Zottegem, Belgium, Rock Zottegem Festival
8  Weert, Netherlands- Bospop Festival
10  Utrecht, Netherlands-Tivoli(headline)
13   Pizzola Sul Brenta, Italy- Contarini Festival (headline)
14  Rimini, Italy- Velvet Rock (headline)
15  Milano, Italy- Carroponte (headline)
17  Barcelona, Spain- Razzmatazz (headline)
18  Madrid, Spain- LaRiviera(headline)
19  Porto, Portugal- Mares Vivas Festival (with Garbage)

 

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